*Dollar firm versus yen, Ukraine wariness seen capping gains. TOKYO, March 7- The euro hovered near a two-month high against the dollar early on Friday following a relief rally when the European Central Bank left its interest rates unchanged. The euro stood at $1.3860, within a stone's throw of a two-month peak of $1.3873 hit on Thursday just after the ECB decision.» Read More
SYDNEY, Feb 13- The euro nursed losses early on Thursday, having suffered a setback on dovish comments from a top European Central Bank official, while a surprisingly upbeat economic outlook from the Bank of England gave sterling a shot in the arm. The euro slipped to $1.3595 and 139.35 yen, pulling further away from highs of $1.3684 and 140.31.
*China trade data a hurdle, downside risk given base effect. SYDNEY, Feb 12- Asian shares rallied for a fourth straight session on Wednesday as risk appetites were whetted by an optimistic economic outlook from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, which diminished the need for safe havens such as the yen and bonds.
NEW YORK, Feb 11- The dollar came off nearly two-week lows and held gains against the yen Tuesday after new Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signaled there would no immediate deviation from the U.S. central bank's winding up of its massive bond purchases. "We haven't seen major moves," said currency strategist Camilla Sutton at Scotia Capital in Toronto.
NEW YORK, Feb 11- The dollar came off nearly two-week lows and rose moderately on Tuesday after new U.S. "The clear message here is that the bar to doing less tapering is very high," said Shaun Osborne, chief foreign exchange strategist at TD Securities in Toronto.
*Govt debt reaches record 1,017 trillion yen last year-MOF. TOKYO, Feb 10- Japan posted its smallest current account surplus on record last year, throwing the spotlight back on Tokyo's ability to service its huge debt and exposing a danger point in an economy starting to find its feet after years of underperformance.
*U.S./ Japan yield differentials in focus-strategist. TOKYO/ SYDNEY, Feb 10- The dollar edged up to its highest level since late January on Monday on expectations that the U.S.
*Yen waits to see if Asian stocks will track Wall Street rally. SYDNEY, Feb 10- The yen wallowed at one-week lows against the dollar and euro early on Monday, having been beaten down late last week as U.S. stocks rallied after investors got over a disappointing set of headlines on the U.S. labour market.
*4th- qtr operating earnings $2.20 vs est $2.23. Feb 5- Prudential Financial Inc, the second-largest U.S. life insurer, reported a lower-than-expected adjusted operating income due to pretax losses related to the weakening of Japanese yen against the dollar.
SYDNEY, Feb 6- The yen hovered near multi-month highs against the dollar and euro early on Thursday, highlighting a cautious mood among investors still fretting about the recent selloff in emerging markets. The outcome of the European Central Bank policy review is due later on Thursday, followed by U.S. jobs data on Friday.
*MSCI world index slightly higher after mixed U.S. data. Relative calm in the markets of vulnerable emerging nations Turkey, South Africa and Russia helped to offset some of the recent jitters.
*MSCI equity index barely higher after mixed U.S. data. NEW YORK, Feb 5- Global equity markets mostly inched up on Wednesday as U.S. services sector data showing a pickup in growth was offset by a weaker-than-expected U.S. private jobs report, while the yen rose to near two-month highs.
NEW YORK, Feb 5- The yen rose on Wednesday towards recent two-month highs against the dollar and euro as stock markets struggled on nagging worries about emerging markets and global economic growth, forcing investors to seek safe-haven currencies.
LONDON/ NEW YORK, Feb 5- The yen rose on Wednesday towards recent two-month highs against the dollar and euro as stock markets struggled on nagging worries about emerging markets and global economic growth, forcing investors to seek safe-haven currencies.
*Sterling falls after below forecast UK PMI services data. LONDON, Feb 5- The yen gained on Wednesday, advancing towards recent multi-month highs as stock markets struggled and confidence remained fragile in emerging markets, forcing investors to seek safe-haven currencies.
Richard Cochinos, Citi, and Camilla Sutton, Scotiabank, provide perspective on global currencies flows and the Japanese yen.
LONDON, Feb 5- The yen gained on Wednesday, advancing towards recent multi-month highs as stock markets struggled and confidence remained brittle in emerging markets, forcing investors to seek safe-haven currencies. The dollar fell 0.5 percent to 101.15 yen while the euro dropped by a similar margin to 136.70 yen.
SYDNEY, Feb 5- The yen edged higher on Wednesday but remained below multi-month highs after emerging markets stabilised, while the Australian dollar took a breather following a powerful rally. The U.S. dollar eased 0.2 percent to 101.45 yen while the euro sagged 0.3 percent to 137.03 yen.
*Wall St steadier but US stock futures in the red. SYDNEY, Feb 5- Asian shares struggled to sustain the slimmest of rallies on Wednesday as a hesitant performance by the Japanese market fuelled fresh demand for safety in the yen and top-rated bonds.
SYDNEY, Feb 5- Asian shares got a welcome reprieve from selling on Wednesday as Wall Street steadied and investors in emerging markets found some backbone, which took some of the starch out of safe-haven bonds and the yen. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan eked out a 0.16 percent gain, while South Korea added 0.5 percent.
SYDNEY, Feb 5- Asian shares could get a welcome reprieve from selling on Wednesday as Wall Street steadied and investors in emerging markets found some backbone, tempering safe-haven bonds and the yen. Early Wednesday, MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan inched up 0.13 percent, while the Australian market added 0.2 percent.